Many Americans know little to nothing about nanotechnology, new research shows. The consequences of that ignorance could create big problems for the rapidly growing technology.
Just 6% of Americans say they have "heard a lot" about nanotechnology, according to a recent telephone poll commissioned by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Fully 42%, by contrast, have heard "nothing at all" and another 29% report having heard "just a little."
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